Psychotherapies With Children And Adolescents: Adapting The Psychodynamic Process
- Publish Date: 2000-05-01
- Binding: Paperback
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This book explores how psychodynamic therapy may be modified to meet the special circumstances and diagnoses of children and adolescents. The authors broadly share an interpersonal approach to psychotherapy, and address the child's overall developmenta sense of self and self-esteemas well as specific symptoms and problems. Incorporating behavioral, cognitive, and family therapies, these experienced clinicians describe their work with children's problems such as divorce, aggression, absent fathers, social timidity, withdrawal, adolescent depression, eating disorders, and academic underachievement.
Situations that require the therapist to move beyond neutrality to a more active, even authoritative and didactic, stance are described in treating children with ADHD and adolescents with anorexia. Illustrated with clinical material demonstrating interactions between therapist and child, each chapter suggests specific interventions to treat the full range of disorders that afflict presentday youth.